Patents by Inventor Bryan L. Hesse

Bryan L. Hesse has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20180325253
    Abstract: A paint brush and method include a ferrule extending around and in contact with a plurality of bristles and a spacer apparatus positioned to space apart the plurality of bristles to provide at least one reservoir within the plurality of bristles. The spacer apparatus defines at least one opening extending through the spacer apparatus that allows fluid passage therethrough to the at least one reservoir to assist in removal of paint from the plurality of bristles when fluid is provided therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Bryan L. Hesse, Jeffrey F. Taylor, Jason Carley, John White, Antonio Belton
  • Publication number: 20170215571
    Abstract: A paint brush and method include a ferrule extending around and in contact with a plurality of bristles and a spacer apparatus positioned to space apart the plurality of bristles to provide at least one reservoir within the plurality of bristles. The spacer apparatus defines at least one opening extending through the spacer apparatus that allows fluid passage therethrough to the at least one reservoir to assist in removal of paint from the plurality of bristles when fluid is provided therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Applicant: Valspar Sourcing. Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan L. Hesse, Jeffrey F. Taylor, Jason Carley, John White, Antonio Belton
  • Patent number: 9526325
    Abstract: A paint brush and method include a ferrule extending around and in contact with a plurality of bristles and a spacer apparatus positioned to space apart the plurality of bristles to provide at least one reservoir within the plurality of bristles. The spacer apparatus defines at least one opening extending through the spacer apparatus that allows fluid passage therethrough to the at least one reservoir to assist in removal of paint from the plurality of bristles when fluid is provided therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan L. Hesse, Jeffrey F. Taylor, Jason Carley, John White, Antonio Belton
  • Patent number: 8939286
    Abstract: A paint brush package apparatus, a packaged paint brush, and methods regarding the use of such paint brush packages, include a convertible package which may be converted from a display state (e.g., paint brush mounted on an elongate display panel of the package) to a protective state (e.g., after detaching the paint brush from the elongate display panel and for protective storage between uses).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan L. Hesse, Jeffrey F. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20140140753
    Abstract: A paint brush and method include a ferrule extending around and in contact with a plurality of bristles and a spacer apparatus positioned to space apart the plurality of bristles to provide at least one reservoir within the plurality of bristles. The spacer apparatus defines at least one opening extending through the spacer apparatus that allows fluid passage therethrough to the at least one reservoir to assist in removal of paint from the plurality of bristles when fluid is provided therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: VALSPAR SOURCING, INC.
    Inventors: Bryan L. Hesse, Jeffrey F. Taylor, Jason Carley, John White, Antonio Belton
  • Publication number: 20140061093
    Abstract: A paint brush package apparatus, a packaged paint brush, and methods regarding the use of such paint brush packages, include a convertible package which may be converted from a display state (e.g., paint brush mounted on an elongate display panel of the package) to a protective state (e.g., after detaching the paint brush from the elongate display panel and for protective storage between uses).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
    Inventors: BRYAN L. HESSE, JEFFREY F. TAYLOR
  • Patent number: 8215790
    Abstract: A light-emitting product (for example, a flashlight) includes a first housing includes a light source for emitting light and a lens system that is adjustable in position relative to the light source. The second housing can be attached to the first housing and includes a power source for the light source. When the first housing and the second housing are attached, the first housing and the second housing can be moved relative to each other to adjust the position of the lens system relative to the position of the light source to focus the light from the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Bryan L. Hesse, John Rotondo, Michael L. O'Banion, Joseph Paul, David Mathieu
  • Patent number: 8057957
    Abstract: Fuel cells and methods of operating fuel cells are disclosed. In one aspect, the invention features a fuel source for a fuel cell including a housing having an outlet, a structure having a portion in the housing, the structure defining a cavity and having a surface defining an opening in fluid communication with the cavity, and a fuel in the housing. The fuel is in fluid communication with the outlet through the opening and the cavity of the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Andrew G. Gilicinski, Bryan L. Hesse
  • Publication number: 20110075406
    Abstract: A light-emitting product (for example, a flashlight) includes a first housing includes a light source for emitting light and a lens system that is adjustable in position relative to the light source. The second housing can be attached to the first housing and includes a power source for the light source. When the first housing and the second housing are attached, the first housing and the second housing can be moved relative to each other to adjust the position of the lens system relative to the position of the light source to focus the light from the light source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Inventors: Bryan L. Hesse, John Rotondo, Michael L. O'Banion, Joseph Paul, David Mathieu
  • Patent number: 7914169
    Abstract: A light-emitting product (for example, a flashlight) includes a first housing includes a light source for emitting light and a lens system that is adjustable in position relative to the light source. The second housing can be attached to the first housing and includes a power source for the light source. When the first housing and the second housing are attached, the first housing and the second housing can be moved relative to each other to adjust the position of the lens system relative to the position of the light source to focus the light from the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Bryan L. Hesse, John Rotondo, Michael L. O'Banion, Joseph Paul, David Mathieu
  • Publication number: 20090091925
    Abstract: A light-emitting product (for example, a flashlight) includes a first housing includes a light source for emitting light and a lens system that is adjustable in position relative to the light source. The second housing can be attached to the first housing and includes a power source for the light source. When the first housing and the second housing are attached, the first housing and the second housing can be moved relative to each other to adjust the position of the lens system relative to the position of the light source to focus the light from the light source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Inventors: Bryan L. Hesse, John Rotondo, Michael L. O'Banion, Joseph Paul, David Mathieu
  • Patent number: D574984
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Bryan L. Hesse, James Sener, Kevin S. Garrity
  • Patent number: D579594
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Bryan L. Hesse, James Sener, Kevin S. Garrity
  • Patent number: D608033
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Bryan L. Hesse, James Sener, Kevin S. Garrity
  • Patent number: D608034
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Bryan L. Hesse, James Sener, Kevin S. Garrity
  • Patent number: D612085
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Bryan L. Hesse, James Sener, Kevin S. Garrity
  • Patent number: D621979
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Bryan L. Hesse, James Sener, Christopher D. Hageman
  • Patent number: D635702
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Bryan L. Hesse, James Sener, Christopher D. Hageman
  • Patent number: D637747
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Bryan L. Hesse, James Sener, Christopher D. Hageman
  • Patent number: D641514
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Bryan L. Hesse, James Sener, Kevin S. Garrity